The Text Adventure Game
The first person to play states a problematic situation. For example:
* You are inside a ten foot pit with smooth walls. There is no way to climb up.
The next person describes a way to solve the problem, and a new problem that hinders that solution. Such as:
* You could make a ladder out of the branches that fell off a tree above the pit and are lying in the bottom of the pit, if only you had something to tie them together.
Each of these solution/problem combinations counts as one point to the person making them. In addition, the player that can use the scenario presented to solve one of the problems in a different way, he gains another point.
Example: Player 3 says:
* There is some rope tied to a loop in the ground here that could be used to tie the branches together, but it is tied too tightly to be removed.
Then player 4 can reply:
* If you had the rope, you could make a lasso and throw it at the tree above the pit and climb it.
gaining one point in the process.
Players take turns in order, first person to N points wins.
This was tested in a message board with no scoring and no turn taking. It's pretty fun anyway. If you decide to actually play this game, be sure to tell me how it went.
(edit: added link to message board game)